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Don’t Waste the Harvest Festival and Barn Dance

Triple Oaks Nursery, in Franklinville, will host a Don’t Waste the Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a Barn Dance from 6 to 8 p.m., October 17.

Visitors will enjoy old-fashioned favorites at this 21st century version of a harvest festival, including craft vendors, garden tours, presentations and information booths. The Jersey Corn Pickers will play during the dance.

Attendees will also take part in the Pumpkin Challenge, discovering unusual and tasty ways to use pumpkins that don’t involve dumping them in the trash at the end of the day. New Jersey has more than 2,500 acres in pumpkin and squash production, resulting in five percent of the fresh market pumpkins sold in the U.S., ranking the state among the top 15 pumpkin producing states in the nation. Hubbub, a charity promoting innovative approaches to environmental and fashion issues, has challenged Triple Oaks Nursery to make every morsel of pumpkin count, using every last morsel, from roasted seeds to pies, pound cakes and salads.

Location: 359 Delsea Dr. For more information, call 609-257-7471 or visit TripleOaks.com.

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